Tag: Andy Moore

Bishopstoke Bridge re-opened to Traffic

  The town’s busy Bishopstoke road bridge has re-opened to traffic following a 90 minute closure this afternoon (Sunday 19 May) on safety grounds. Train services to London on the mainline were also disrupted. The recently elected County Councillor for Eastleigh East – former Lib Dem now Ukip Cllr Andy Moore – alerted Police and…

Ukip surge in County elections UPDATED

In a sensational result Ukip have consolidated their surprise by-election performance and returned three county councillors in Eastleigh taking the seats from the Liberal Democrats while the Conservatives comfortably held their seat in Chandler’s Ford and overall control of the County Council with a reduced majority. Ukip won 10 seats in the county – their…

Polls close in County Election

Polling has closed in today’s county elections, held throughout England and Wales. Twenty-seven county councils and seven unitary authorities have gone to the polls and in Eastleigh district all seven divisions are being contested – the winners will represent Eastleigh on Hampshire County council until 2017. At the moment conservatives’ hold 51 of Hampshire County…

Former Eastleigh Mayor joins Ukip

A former Lib Dem Mayor of Eastleigh Glynn Davies-Dear has signed up to Ukip along with with a fellow ex Liberal Democrat and former councillor Andy Moore. The two men both resigned from the Liberal Democrats in 2011 after news of MP Chris Huhne’s adultery broke. At the time Mr Davies-Dear had said Chris Huhne’s…

Independents twist the knife

Eastleigh Lib Dems have been left reeling as The Daily Mail published allegations by former colleagues that the party had deliberately underreported their general election spending by £10,000. The local party is already trying to come to terms with the news that a Police investigation has been launched into the allegations surrounding the driving record…

Lib Dem support slips in Eastleigh

The latest local election results show support for the Liberal Democrats in Eastleigh is slipping. Although Eastleigh Lib Dems scored a notable result last week gaining seats in both Borough and Parish council elections despite the parties fortunes elsewhere in the country, overall their support has dipped from 51% of the vote in 2010 to…

Independents lodge formal complaint

Blue Police Lamp

A formal complaint that has been lodged by the Independent Party of Eastleigh Councillors that calls in to question the validity of Last night’s election result in Eastleigh Central. Independent group leader Cllr Glynn Davies-Dear has submitted a formal complaint (reproduced below) to the returning officer. Eastleigh Central was won last night from Independent Andy…

Lib Dems increase hold on Eastleigh

Eastleigh Liberal Democrats have emerged victorious after local elections which saw their party hammered in almost every other part of the country. The Borough’s Lib Dems reclaimed both seats lost to defections by Keith Day and Andy Moore who had stood for re-election as independents. The Lib Dems also scooped up the Eastleigh South seat…

Working for you all year round??

As many of Eastleigh’s councillors face the polls tomorrow, Eastleigh News can reveal that our borough representatives collectively failed to show up for 20% of their expected attendances over the last electoral year. Information on the council website show the total number of meetings each councillor was expected to attend and how many they missed.…

New Lib Dem defection theory

Bayeux Tapestry

Eastleigh was recently rocked by the defection of four of its longest standing Lib Dem councillors who claim the party no longer represents them. But is there more to it than that? Regular Eastleigh News contributor Peter Stewart thinks there is. He has noticed a startling common denominator – all four have facial hair! This…

Home sweet home…

chalet room

The homeless family who had been living in the Council’s own car park after they being allegedly told to ‘get rid’ of their pet dogs have now been found suitable accommodation. Within hours of Eastleigh News publishing the details of their plight both the BBC and The Daily Echo descended on the civic offices car…

Independents say ‘We can beat Lib Dems’

Independent Party of Eastleigh Councillors

Eastleigh’s new political party have been celebrating the result of Barnsley by election. ‘The independent Party of Eastleigh Councillors’ have been encouraged by the success of the Barnsley Independent candidate, plain speaking, unemployed Tony Devoy. Although Labour managed to hold onto their seat, Mr. Devoy beat the Liberal Democrats pushing them into sixth place. See…

Parking permit vote close

A Controversial council plan to levy a charge for first resident parking permits (currently free) was narrowly endorsed by Eastleigh Local Area Committee (ELAC) this week by a margin of just one vote. The newly formed independent group of councillors ‘The gang of three’ who defected from the Liberal Democrats in a blaze of publicity…

Ex Mayor hits out at Huhne

A former mayor of Eastleigh, Glynn Davies-Dear, has told BBC Political Correspondent Peter Henley that Chris Huhne’s adultery with a campaign worker has made him ‘feel dirty’. Councillor Davis Dear was explaining his decision to quit the Lib Dems yesterday on the same day it was announced that Mr Huhne had divorced from wife Vicky…

Ghastly Poles Bring Down Neighbourhood

Over a year after the council publicly declared they were going to remove eyesore parking signposts from the streets of Newtown – exasperated residents are still waiting for something to happen. On the 27th September 2009 local resident J Meuhlnickel complained on the ‘Fix my street’ website about the state of a parking signpost in…